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How Companies Learned to Stop Fearing Trump’s Twitter Wrath

WASHINGTON — Two years ago, some of America’s largest corporations were tearing up their business plans to accommodate President Trump, fearful that he could send their shareholders and customers fleeing with a tweet. Now they have a new...

‘Trump of the Tropics’: How Brazil’s President Came to Power

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via StitcherPresident Trump welcomed Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House on Tuesday. We look at the back story...

For Trump, Brazil’s President Is Like Looking in the Mirror

At the top of Mr. Trump’s friendly authoritarians have been some of the globe’s most brutal dictators: Kim Jong-un of North Korea; Vladimir V. Putin of Russia; Xi Jinping of China; Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt; Recep Tayyip...

U.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to Iran

Mr. Pompeo has told the leaders of power-starved Iraq that they must stop buying Iranian natural gas. And he has yet to renew a waiver, which expires on Tuesday, to allow Iraq to buy electricity from Iran. Senior...

Opinion | Who Do Jared and Ivanka Think They Are?

Many high achievers, particularly women and people of color, suffer from impostor syndrome, the fear that they don’t belong in the rarefied realm to which they’ve ascended and that they will soon be found out. Even Michelle Obama,...

Hungary Rolls Out Red Carpet for Obscure Russian Bank, Stoking Spy Fears

BUDAPEST — The International Investment Bank, an obscure Russian state institution with a small-time balance sheet, is an unlikely source of global intrigue. In more normal times, its plans to open a new headquarters in Budapest would pass...

Mnuchin’s Hollywood Ties Raise Ethical Questions in China Talks

This month, the Center for Public Integrity reported that Mr. Mnuchin’s most recent financial disclosure, which Treasury approved last June, has yet to be certified by the ethics office. That has raised questions about the reason for the...

Afghan Leaders Focus Anger Over U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks on a Diplomat

WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s leaders are angered on many levels by the Trump administration’s peace negotiations with the Taliban. But they have concentrated their fury on a single figure: Zalmay Khalilzad.They accuse Mr. Khalilzad, an Afghan-born American diplomat who...

Afghan Official Warns of U.S. Deal With Taliban ‘That Doesn’t End in Peace’

WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s national security adviser on Thursday accused the American special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, of seeking personal benefit by sidelining the Afghan government during peace talks with the Taliban in a broadside in which he raised concerns...

A Taliban Leader, Eyeing U.S. Peace Deal, Speaks to Afghans’ Fears

As the United States has reduced its troop presence in the past few years, the war’s toll — civilian casualties aside — has fallen on the Afghan forces and the Taliban. That is reflected in the casualty numbers:...

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Donald Trump’s Latest Weird Handshake Sets Seth Meyers Off

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